6 highlights from Rosemary Wixom’s service as Primary general president

Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, who served as Primary general president from April 2010 until her release on April 2, 2016, served during a period of great excitement and progress for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During her time as president, the Church faced monumental decisions, the challenges of an ever-growing church and almost […]

Caucus 101: What you need to know for Utah’s GOP caucus Tuesday

On Tuesday, Utahns will cast their votes for John Kasich, Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, or Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders — but it’s a little different than years’ past. If you’re a Republican: In past presidential election years, you’ve participated in a presidential preference primary in June. Not this year; instead, Republicans will be […]

The most famous Primary song in the world

Years ago, I had the good fortune of interviewing Naomi Randall. Who is Naomi Randall? You may not know her name, but you certainly know some of her work. One day in 1957, Naomi Randall received a particular church assignment she would never forget. And one that would, and continues to, bless the lives of […]

All I really need to know I learned in Primary

The principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ are simple enough for a child to understand, yet usually take a lifetime to master. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are first introduced to these principles in their childhood. Gospel truths taught in the Church’s Primary organization are simple and succinct. As Church […]

4 lessons Sister Wixom learned from my CTR 4 class

When our ward Primary president told me that Sister Rosemary Wixom, Primary general president, was going to be visiting our ward, I was excited. When she told me Sister Wixom would be visiting MY class. I was still excited. I mean, there was really nothing to worry about. I knew from listening to Sister Wixom speak […]

Primary, Young Women and Relief Society broadcasts combining in 2014 General Conference

Just one month after announcing that the Priesthood session for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would be broadcast for the first time, another big change is coming to LDS General Conference broadcasts. Beginning in 2014, a General Women’s Meeting will be held semiannually on the Saturday before General Conference, replacing the separate […]

Top 10 busiest ward callings

Working a full-time job will keep you busy. Having a family will keep you busier. And if you also volunteer — or, more specifically, serve in a demanding church calling — at the end of the day, there isn’t enough time in the day. All callings are important, but they aren’t the same when it […]